During the Revolution various private concerns issued low-value vales to make up for the shortage of small change and to ease purchases. The known vales that carry a date are dated April, May or June 1915.
On 23 August 1915 the Secretario General, Arturo Osorio, issued circular núm. 19 to the jefes politicos. It noted that some commercial and industrial houses had issued bonos without the corresponding authorization. Though these bonos had proved useful the government needed to ensure the guarantees necessary for their issue, circulation and redemption. So Osorio required of each jefe politico, within ten days, a detailed report of the commercial or industrial houses and individuals that had issued bonos or vales, with details of the number and value issued. The total value of the issue should be deposited in the Oficina de Contribuciones and anyone not making such a deposit, or continuing to issue bonos or vales without the corresponding and prior authorization of the Government, would be punished.
On 9 October, in his circular núm. 25, Osorio had to note that the majority of jefes politicos had not yet sent the detailed reports that he asked for or acknowledged receipt of any deposits. He repeated his request and stressed the urgency.
Huautla de Jiménez
A series of six values (1c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 25c and 50c)
Ciprino Cruz e Hijo
Miltepec is in the Distrito de Huajuapam.
A 10c note issued by Jesús M. Vda. de Franco.
Ixtlan / Natividad
Compañía Minera de Natividad y Anexas
April and May 1915
La Universal y La Concordia
Franco y Hermano
Angel San German
A set of notes that could be used in the following stores: Manuel Rojas de Silva; Bustamente Hnos. y Villasante; Luis Bustamente; José G. Morales "El Peje"; Botica "La Cruz Roja"; Librería Francisco Salazar; Ocyavio Figueroa y Cía.; Manuel R. Canseco; José Ramirez Martínez, and Figueroa y Richard.
Teotitlán del Camino
Cafetal “Maria Luisa”
J. Guadalupe García y Hno.
in Santa María Chilchotla, in the Teotitlan district. Huautla is a town 18 kilometres away.
“La Teotiteca” y “La Aurora”
M. Gamboa Moreno Hno.
Este vale representa la cantidad quese adeuda al tenedor, por falta de cambio y que acepta convencionalmente para cobrarlo en su oportunidad
Compañía Minera San Juan de Taviche, S. A.
Alfredo Osorio Ortiz
Alberto G. Belderrain
Adolfo E. Silva